Saturday, February 27, 2021

Chateau de Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone, 2015


This Saint Cosme Cotes du Rhone has a good reputation, and the 2015 ranked #43 on the Wine Specator's Top 100 wines of 2016. It is 100% Syrah, with most coming from Vinsobres in the northern part  of the appellation and the rest from Villefranchian region on the other side of the river (Gard).. The winemaker was very pleased with the vintage and the resulting wine.

Deep, dark Syrah. Beautiful, intense scents of blueberries, plums and earth. Actually smells like a good Gigondas, and that is not surprising since Saint Cosme is considered among the elite Gigondas estates. At first, the flavor has a somewhat off element, a funky sharpness on the finish. As the wine airs, though, this disappears, and the same intensity displayed in the aroma come through on the palate. Blackberries, blueberries and plums, ripe and lovely. 

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